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VICTORIAN PEAK STRATA BODY WELCOMES ANDREW’S GOVERNMENT PROPOSED ‘CLADDING SAFETY VICTORIA’ TO TACKL

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Friday 28 June, 2019

Attention Victorian Media

VICTORIAN PEAK STRATA BODY WELCOMES ANDREW’S GOVERNMENT PROPOSED ‘CLADDING SAFETY VICTORIA’ TO TACKLE COMUBSTIBLE CLADDING CRISIS

STRATA BOSS SAYS STATE GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE IS JUST THE FIRST STEP TO ADDRESS BILLION DOLLAR CLADDING ‘TICKING TIME BOMB’

Victoria’s peak strata body has welcomed reports that the Andrew’s Government is proposing to establish a ‘Cladding Safety Victoria’ agency to address the billion-dollar combustible cladding fiasco in Victoria.

Strata Community Association (Vic) says the reports are a vital step forward in overcoming current cladding problems.

An estimated 10,000 buildings in Victoria, NSW and QLD have combustible cladding issues, with apartment owners facing rectification costs of up to $60,000 per apartment.

Strata Community Association (Vic) is the peak industry body for Victoria’s $300 billion strata sector and General Manager Rob Beck says the reported State Government’s proposed dedicated authority is a major step in tackling the crippling financial impacts of combustible cladding.

“We’re welcoming reports of the Andrew’s Government proposed ‘Cladding Safety Victoria’ dedicated new agency to address the billion-dollar combustible cladding nightmare.”

“The multi-story cladding fire at Melbourne’s neo200 building earlier this year was a wakeup call that urgent action is needed to solve the combustible cladding crisis.”

Mr Beck says, the Victorian Government has budgeted approximately $160 million in taxpayer funds to rectify combustible cladding in government buildings.

“We hope, that the State Government’s proposed cladding agency gives priority to Victorians living in apartments with combustible and other problematic cladding, who face rectification costs of up to $60,000 per apartment.”

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About SCA (Vic)

SCA (Vic) is the peak industry body for Strata Title Management in Victoria. Supporting more than 80% of all owners corporation management firms, it is the only organisation solely focused upon representing this increasingly significant industry, and reaches and represents more than 700 owners corporation professionals who manage approximately 385,000 lots. It also represents industry suppliers and owners corporations, making it the voice of all with an interest in the management of owners corporations. Members benefit from representation, promotion, establishment of professional practice guidelines and ethical standards, and professional development through education seminars, conferences and regularly publishing bulletins on items of professional interest. Website: http://vic.strata.community

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Strata Community Australia (VIC)
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03 9755 2816
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